Tom Winchester blogs a visual tour of the painting galleries at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.
He writes: "I resent New York because nothing seems old. Everyone’s childish, art is either conceptual or video-projected, everyone’s drunk, there are way too many MFAs, and the market corrupts... The Ringling Museum in Sarasota [houses] ... several decadent galleries [that] exhibit medieval icons and Renaissance portraits. These eras in the history of image making are especially interesting to me because they deal with humanity in a way that none other can."